Thank you to those of you who were able to attend the Maths workshops on Thursday. We appreciate your constructive feedback and we are glad that you enjoyed engaging in the activities to find out how your child will learn Maths in Reception.
This will be the final week of the Autumn 1 half term. It has been a pleasure getting to know your children and to see how they have settled so quickly into school routines. Please note that school will finish at the regular time of 3.30pm on Friday, 18th October. Children will return to school on Tuesday, 29th October at 8.50am as usual.
We hope you enjoy the rest of the week
This week’s learning
AUTUMN TERM TOPIC: All about me
Book Focus: Owl Babies by Martin Wadell
Through a shared reading of this classic tale about a family of beautiful owls, the children will learn to recall and retell a story by creating a class story map. They will learn to use vocabulary such as ‘First, Then, Next, Last’ or ‘At the end’, learning actions to help them recall the meaning of these words. They will also learn where to locate information about a book such as the title and author of a book
This week our Maths focus will be to learn to count reliably within numbers 0-5 and to recognise and form each of the numerals 0 to 5
Letter and word hunt (print in the environment)
Which letters and words can you see on your way home? Ask your adult to help you write some of the words you see around you.
You could also find words you recognise in magazines or newspapers. You could cut these out and stick them in your book eg names of shops/places you visit eg TESCO McDonald’s, etc
Please note that no homework will be issued on Fri 18th as it is the last day of term. Homework will resume after half term.
READING BOOKS AND DIARY
Please send in both books and yellow diaryon group days. Please note that after Mon 14th Oct Red group will have their books changed again after the half term on Tuesday 29th October together with Blue group due to Monday 28th October being part of their half term.
Thursday, 13th October 2019: Writing Workshop for Parents. Either 9.00-10.00 or 2.00-3.00
Friday, 18th October 2019: Last day of Autumn 1 term
Tuesday, 29th October 2019: Children return to school for the start of Autumn 2 Term
Monday, 4th November 2019: Visit to Croydon Library. Please return the reply slip so we may make further arrangements. If you are available to help we will inform you in due course about what to expect. Grosvenor Class to leave at 10.00am and Chelsea Class to leave at 11.00am
Friday 8th November 2019: Family Friday. You are welcome to come into class from 8.30 to 9.00 to share in your child’s learning
Reception Parent evenings will be scheduled in early November, where you will have an opportunity to book a 10 minute appointment with your child’s teacher to discuss their learning and progress. You will receive a letter in due course about this.
Thank you for coming to the Phonics Workshop last week and for your valuable feedback.
From Monday 7th October your child will receive a colour banded reading scheme book as well as a library book. Please support your child to develop their early skills for reading by:
• looking at the cover of book and predicting what the book might be about
• talking about the pictures and asking them to tell you what is happening
• If the book contains decodable words, show them how to sound out the letters and blend together to read.
(It’s time to practise the skills you picked up at the Phonics Workshop)
Please don’t forget to come to the Maths Workshop on THURSDAY, 10th October 2019. You can choose to attend either ONE of the two sessions: 9.00-10.00 or 2.00-3.00. This workshop will focus on how your child will learn the skills to develop their mathematical thinking and understanding.
Please help your child settle into their school routine by being prompt in the morning and at collection time. Please be reminded that school starts at 8.50am and finishes at 3.30pm.
WE WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND A HUGE THANK YOU TO THE PARENTS WHO RESPONDED GENEROUSLY TO OUR REQUESTS FOR DONATIONS OF UNWANTED ITEMS. WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL FOR YOUR GENEROSITY
A Special Thank you to the following parents, carers:
Luca’s parents and Nan
This week’s learning AUTUMN TERM TOPIC: All about me
The children are really enjoying these fun sessions aimed at developing their motor skills in readiness for writing.
This is a small group activity aimed at developing children’s ability to listen and maintain attention for short periods of time. These daily sessions are most suited to children who experience considerable difficulty with focused listening and attention.
Can you go on a shape hunt around your home?
Find objects around your home that have the same shape as these 2D shapes: circle, square, rectangle, triangle, semi-circle, heart. You could draw a picture or take photographs of these objects.
READING DIARY AND BOOKS
Please remember to send in your child’s reading diary and class library book on group reading days as follows: